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FOI Request: Data on Polish people living in the UK

Request

1. What is the total number of people of Polish nationality residing in the whole UK 2011?

2. What is the total number of people of Polish nationality residing in each country: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland?

3. How many people of Polish nationality live in Greater London?

4. How many people of Polish nationality reside in EACH of London Boroughs? For example, how many in Westminster, how many in Tower Hamlets, etc.

5. What is the total number of children with Polish nationality AND where at least one of their parents/carers is Polish?

6. How many are unemployed people with Polish nationality in the whole UK?

The ONS does not hold information on question 7 - 11

Response

1 and 2.

Country Number of people with Polish nationality
England

580216

Wales

16656

Scotland

72947

Northern Ireland

16721

Total 686540

Source: ONS Annual Population Survey January to December 2011

3. 145173

4.

London District Number of people with Polish Nationality
Barking and Dagenham 2769
Barnet 10963
Bexley 4152
Brent 3066
Bromley 2437
Camden 1271
Croydon 4601
Ealing 20526
Enfield 7730
Greenwich 5989
Hackney 2199
Hammersmith and Fulham 1773
Haringey 7021
Harrow 6034
Hillingdon 4711
Hounslow 8804
Islington *
Kensignton and Chelsea *
Kingston upon Thames 1426
Lambeth 2898
Lewisham *
Merton 9100
Newham 4961
Redbridge 5437
Richmond upon Thames 2249
Sutton 1365
Tower Hamlets 3528
Waltham Forest 7353
Wandsworth 10840
Westminster *

Source: ONS Annual Population Survey January to December 2011

5. The total number of children aged under 16 in the UK with Polish nationality and at least one parent/carer who is of Polish nationality is estimated to be 138490.

Source: ONS Annual Population Household Survey January to December 2011

6. How many are unemployed people with Polish nationality in the whole UK?

22597

Source: ONS Annual Population Survey January to December 2011

1ILO unemployed is defined by the RESOLUTION CONCERNING STATISTICS OF THE ECONOMICALLY ACTIVE POPULATION, EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT, ADOPTED BY THE THIRTEENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF LABOUR STATISTICIANS (OCTOBER 1982):

(1) The "unemployed" comprise all persons above a specified age who during the reference period were:

(a) "without work", i.e. were not in paid employment or self-employment as defined in paragraph 9;

(b) "currently available for work", i.e. were available for paid employment or selfemployment during the reference period; and

(c) "seeking work", i.e. had taken specific steps in a specified recent period to seek paid employment or self-employment. The specific steps may include registration at a public or private employment exchange; application to employers; checking at work sites, farms, factory gates, market or other assembly places; placing or answering newspaper advertisements: seeking assistance of friends or relatives: looking for land, building, machinery or equipment to establish own enterprise; arranging for financial resources;applying for permits and licences, etc.

See volume 5 of the Labour Force Survey user Guide available here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/method-quality/specific/labour-market/labour-market-statistics/index.html

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